Articles by Jake Bleiberg

 
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Unconstitutional

on May 23, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Judge to review media recordings related to 1989 murder case

By Jake Bleiberg on May 23, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
Sanborn himself also is expected to testify “to the unequivocal fact of his actual innocence,” according to the court document.
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Mayor calls for charter review, councilors sigh

on May 22, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling says Monday that he will not veto the city's $240 million municipal budget over the city council's decision to eliminate the job of his aide.

Portland mayor won’t veto budget but calls for city charter review

By Jake Bleiberg on May 22, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
Mayor Strimling said Monday that he will not veto the $240 million municipal budget in response to the city council eliminating the job of his assistant.
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Pizza. Sweet, sweet pizza.

on May 19, 2017, at 4:40 p.m.
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Record breaking heat and “a chilling effect”

on May 18, 2017, at 5:55 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Media outlets fight subpoenas for recordings related to Sanborn case

By Jake Bleiberg on May 18, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
The unusual motions have the potential to have a “chilling effect” on the Maine media’s ability to gather and report the news, according to WGME and Maine Public.
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How about a glass of rhubarb wine?

on May 17, 2017, at 5:27 p.m.
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Strimling might veto the budget

on May 16, 2017, at 6:06 p.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling listens as the Portland city council debates eliminating the job of his assistant.

Portland mayor threatens to veto city budget after council cuts funding for his assistant

By Jake Bleiberg on May 16, 2017, at 4:45 p.m.
“The council made a decision to undermine my office,” said Strimling.
Jason Shedlock listens Monday night as Portland city councilors debate eliminating his job as assistant to Mayor Ethan Strimling.

Portland mayor calls council’s vote to fire his aide an attack on democracy

By Jake Bleiberg on May 16, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
“This body chose a budget that undermines my ability to do my job,” Mayor Ethan Strimling said.
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This massacre saw Portland abandoned for decades

on May 15, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.

Judge asks for more information in South Portland pipeline lawsuit

By Jake Bleiberg on May 14, 2017, at 8 a.m.
At stake in the case is South Portland’s so-called Clear Skies ordinance. Passed in 2014, the environmental ordinance bans the bulk loading of crude oil into tankers in the city.
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Beer Camp!

on May 12, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.
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Otto Morales-Caballeros has been deported.

on May 11, 2017, at 5:28 p.m.
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

George Mitchell shares views on Middle East peace prospects during age of Trump

By Jake Bleiberg on May 11, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
The talk comes at a delicate moment for relations between the U.S. and the Arab world.
U.S. Senator Angus King

Angus King wants probe of Comey firing, questions Sessions’ role

By Jake Bleiberg on May 10, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“If [the FBI investigation of Clinton] was the problem, [Comey] could have been fired on January 21,” said U.S. Senator Angus King, referring to the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Opium, for ‘a niche and well-educated market’

on May 10, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
Sandra Scribner Merlim speaks in Portland about the expected deportation of her husband, Otto Morales-Caballeros.

Deportee’s wife: ‘I’m not going to let this government tell us who we can love’

By Jake Bleiberg on May 10, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
“I’m going to be wherever he is and I’m not going to let this government tell us who we can love and who we can marry.”
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A Portland bar has renamed itself “Opium.”

on May 09, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.